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Created for the British Airways Flight of the Futures exhibition, this work explores the concept of a wearable seat for flights 100 years into the future.

This work investigates the dialogue between the body and the seat, questioning what it means to be seated whilst flying. Airwear is a wearable seat that increases passengers comfort, well-being, and experience during flight. We imagine a future where your seat moves, grows and changes shape around the body to support a range of gestures and movements. The concept aims to break the mould of the restrictions placed on individuals by fixed seating on board and re-imagines what space and movement feels like during flight.  

Airwear was displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the BA 2119: Flight of the Future Exhibition. This was a collaborative project between Michelle Rinow, Laura Salisbury, Hanging Ding, Jinmei Wang, and Taeyeon Kim.

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